6 hours ago
Friday, November 28, 2008
THE following horrific news story was in my local Daily News today. I am embarrassed to be a long islander, I am embarrassed to be an American, I am embarrassed to call myself a human being, if that's what these shoppers dare call themselves. This is a sign of our times and the breakdown in society that I just recently wrote about... This is a disgrace of outrageous proportions. My heart breaks for the victims and their families, but my heart fears for the future of our world, the world that my kids and others have to grow up and try to exist happily and safely in.
"Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.
The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.
Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him."
(click the pink word 'story' for the entire article, a pregnant woman was trampled as well as others injured...)
please talk to me, tell me what you are thinking, I am just numb from this news not to mention the numbness from the tragedy going on in India. Are you all as discouraged as I am feeling?